Good Morning

it really is a wonderful morning: blue skies everywhere in our part of the world and above all no rain, although at the week-end – who knows. The good weather is drawing me out and about and yesterday I went again into town in the afternoon. I was thinking about it for some time and in the morning decided I would stay at home. However after my midday snooze I decided I should really get out and about and make the most of the good weather.I did have a few things to get in town (yes, Mr. Swiss weekly supply of cigarettes again) meaning that I have to visit our Co-op store as they sell them. The other store, Migros – a Swiss one, was founded by a guy in 1925, Gottlieb Duttweiler that did not smoke or drink. He began with five vans selling fresh produce and today there are stores in every town in Switzerland as well as many villages, but you cannot buy such goods there. This means I have to visit two stores to get all that I want. If I could walk from one store to the other it would not be such a problem, but I have to park my scooter outside meaning removing my walker and afterwards mounting it again to travel to the next store.

On the way I met a group of pigeons bathing in the sun and hoping that there might even be a few food items laying around.

This one even found a fountain to take a drink.

I also noticed something else. Our authorities have been busy and these signs are now appearing next to the train and bus stops in town embeded in the ground. These I even found next to our local railway station next to the stop. I find it quite good, being a non smoker. It is an annoyance with people smoking before they actually enter the train or bus puffing their last one and dropping the remains on the ground. I told Mr. Swiss, although it did not bother him so much as he never really goes anywhere now. He did make a remark that in the late evening people will still continue to puff before mounting the train as there are then few people.

Actually it was an afternoon of strange discoveries. A new store has opened on the way from our village into town, but it was on the other side of the road and I was having difficulty reading what it was. After uploading the pboto I could examine its purpose. I saw the signs: terminal care, grief counseling, mourning group, mourning care and to round it all up there was a mourning café. This was really something new to me. It used to be called an undertaker. It seems these places are to be found in a few towns and are a place for helping to mourn the loss of a loved one. Personally I think it not a bad thing, although I cannot imagine actually sitting down in a café for the purpose. It has an interesting sign outside the place welcoming everyone to a nice cup of coffee. Our world is really becoming a strange place.

And now time for me to move on like our local train that I met on my way.

Today is yet again the day of fresh linen on the beds. I seem to be doing this job constantly, but time passes so quickly. I now have a new trick. I change the duvet covers in the evening before so that I do not have to spend so much time doing it the next morning. We just sleep with odd covers for one night, but who cares. I have to make these short cuts becoming a golden oldie. Mr. Swiss helps where he can which is not very much really.

And now to move on. Have a good day everyone, or sleep well in the other half of the world. See you later.

It seem that the farmer was busy yesterday harvesting. It is that time of the year again.

9 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning …yes it appears to be time to harvest the hay and begin the storage for the animals for the coming winter .. alas … have a great day … keep taking great photos … SLP !!!

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  2. Good Morning!
    When smoking tobacco in public areas became illegal here many years ago, I thought it was silly. I really believed that people should be able to do what they want to. But of course, I also believed that people had enough common sense to consider others in their environment. Because of the few who insisted on smoking in crowded or confined areas, smoking in public spaces was outlawed for everyone. The problem now is that those who smoke marijuana believe that they are exempt from the law because their smoke is ‘medicinal’, and now insist on smoking in public spaces. As much as I believe in their right to do so, I am offended by their lack of consideration for others. I happen to find even the slightest aroma of marijuana to be very objectionable. If I express my objection, I get scolded and reminded that marijuana is legal now. I do not care how legal it is. I still find it to be objectionable. Birth control is legal also, but those who use it do not share it with everyone around them.

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    • Mariujana is not such a problem here. It is still illlegal but people tend to smoke it in secluded places and not in public. It is the normal cigarettes which can become a problem. Smoking in public places is allowed: on the street etc. but it seems that it is now being organised and these signs are appearing where it can cause offence

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      • Yes, that is how it should be (I believe). Smoking should not be outlawed, but people who smoke should have the common sense to not offend others with it. (As you know, Americans are famously and embarrassingly entitled.) I really do not believe that marijuana should be illegal (here) either, but would expect those who use it to be tactful about it. I would not be so offended if I happened to smell it while someone who was using it was at least trying to be discrete about it. But of course, marijuana has a way of compromising one’s sensibilities.

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  3. The people who gave up smoking are now vaping. I am fascinated by that. Some smokers let out huge plumes of smoke–I am always trying to take photos of that. I don’t know if it is better/worse/same, but the smoke they emit from their vapes…wow.

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  4. Even around here, it has become hard to buy cigarettes — and very expensive. There are HUGE taxes on cigarettes and on all tobacco products. I don’t smoke and haven’t for a long time, but even 12 years ago it was getting difficult to find places that sold them. Often, they only sold a few brands.

    Isn’t sunshine great? We had a whole day of sun here today. I think this was the very first full day of sun in three weeks! We’ve gotten 13 inches of rain in three weeks. A big bumble bee found our new flower boxes and much as I’m afraid of bees, I was thrilled to see one!

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    • Cigarettes are also quite expensive here and I notice that there are less people smoking them. Taxes are here quite high.
      I hand seen less bumble bees here this year, just the smaller kind and there are less of them according to the experts. Our rainy season is taking a break but it seems itbwill be back with storms over the weekend. Our water levels in the lakes and rivers have gone down, but there are still warnings.

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